Monday, May 26, 2014

WHERE SHALL YOU GO SO EARLY ?


                                                                              




EARLY  MORNING SCENCE  NEAR   BANIHAAL TOWN
Photo Autar Mota

IT  WAS  DARK WHEN WE  DEPARTED .  WHO COULD WAIT   FOR THE TWLIGHT TO ARRIVE  ?    A    VOICE   FROM   SOMEWHERE   WITHIN  KEPT SEEKING REPLY TO  THE ONLY  THE  TORMENTING  QUESTION ….

“ WHERE SHALL YOU GO  NOW ? ”

I Add Lines from Moti Lal Saqi’s poem  to this thought . The lines have been rendered to simple English by me ..…..

Koat Gatchhukh subhayee  Vaeini  Naai  Gaash  Pholl
Naag  Joyee  Pyaath  vothh  na vaeni Sandhyaai Kaanh
Masheidi Mehraabus andher Katiejun Neindhar
Dhaan Dalas Munz  Geill  Chha Traavithh  Zeeth lar,
Kulleiy  Laenjunn sosaraai Cheinna vathharun Gatchhaan
Koat Gatchhukh ?

( Moti Lal Saqi )



Where shall you go so early ? It is not day break as yet.
None has yet come to perform *Sandhya  with Spring Water ,
Even the swallows are fast asleep inside the *Mehraab of the Mosque ,
In paddy fields ,  *Geill Birds are still in deep slumber
Leaves  of tree branches  have not turned  restless as yet
Where shall you Go  ?

( Autar Mota 26.05.2014 )

PS
*Geil  (  kashmiri  word ) is a  sparrow like  small black  bird seen in paddy fields . It lays its eggs and builds its nest in these fields only . After the Harvest ,this bird flies away.

*Sandhya is the  daily  religious ritual of Hindus   performed at the  time of two twilights or the  opening and  the closing of the day . It is generally  performed on river Banks or Springs or any  other source of  fresh water  or even  inside their dwellings  . Sandhya was  a   "Daily practice"  with  kashmiri Pandits  in Kashmir  valley  .


*Mehrab is   the  decorative groove in the wall of a mosque, which marks the direction of the Qiblah . The traditional Mehrab is a common element of Islamic mosque architecture throughout the world.  During summer season , Swallows would  make Nests inside Mosques, Temples and   residential Houses   in Kashmir .



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